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25 / 05 / 2009

AT STAKE: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope you had a great weekend.

Today's expression is: at stake

Meaning: to be won or lost, depending on the success of a particular action; at risk.

Example 1:
We cannot afford to take such dangerous risks when people's lives are at stake!

Example 2:
For Manchester and Barcelona Football Club fans, there is a lot at stake on May 27th, the day of the final of the Champions League.

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